Luis Suarez
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a goal against Real Madrid during their Spanish first division "Clasico" soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Last Wednesday, Luis Suárez scored four goals playing against Deportivo de la Coruña, reaching a new record of 49 goals in 48 games. Cristiano Ronaldo had held the record for most goals in a season with 47 goals in 49 games in 1996-97. The Uruguayan striker says he feels extremely “honored” to have beaten Ronaldo’s record because of “what a great player he was.” Suaréz then went on to say that he really enjoys his time playing for the “best team in the world” but that it is, of course, impossible to beat Messi’s record (50 goals in one season).

Suarez, however, stressed at that at the time he broke the record, he was more focused on getting his team out of a bad streak. “We had struggled in a lot of games and were having a really bad time of it. We are human, and felt gutted with the defeats, and we really needed a game like that.

In addition, after the spectacular game, it looks like this year’s Pichichi will go to Suárez, as he has Ronaldo (with 31) attempting to play catch up with only three games left. Suárez is now at a whooping 34 goals, leaving behind his fellow Barcelona teammates Messi with 25 and Neymar with 23.

It is safe to say the striker has come a long way since his infamous “biting days” at the 2014 World Cup. Suárez joined Barcelona in August of that same year and has become an even greater player since then. “I am only thinking about the future, which is at FC Barcelona, the Club who I dreamed of playing for," Suárez said on the day of his first training. “Now I’ll just have to wait to play again, make contact with the fans, and feel the sensation of playing in a stadium like the Camp Nou,” Suárez added.

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